Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd


Category: Nature

Page: 290

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek has continued to change people's lives for over thirty years. A passionate and poetic reflection on the mystery of creation with its beauty on the one hand and cruelty on the other, it has become a modern American literary classic in the tradition of Thoreau. Living in solitude in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Virginia, and observing the changing seasons, the flora and fauna, the author reflects on the nature of creation and of the God who set it in motion. Whether the images are cruel or lovely, the language is memorably beautiful and poetic, and insistently celebratory. Just pay attention, Dillard urges throughout, and you will find yourself 'sailing headlong and breathless under the gale force of the spirit'.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard



Category: Science

Page: 279

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In the book which won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1975, Dillard writes in the form of a journal, trying to understand God by chronicling the seasons along Tinker Creek in Virginias Blue Ridge Mountains, and by exploring the paradoxical coexistence of beauty and violence.

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 34

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A Study Guide for Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Three by Annie Dillard

The Writing Life, An American Childhood, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: Harper Perennial


Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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A stunning collection of Annie Dillard's most popular books in one volume.

The Thoreau of the Suburbs

When Annie Dillard Wrote Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, She Didn't Think Anyone Would Want to Read a Memoir by a "Virginia Housewife." So She Left Her Domestic Life Out of the Book - and Turned Her Surroundings Into a Wilderness

Author: Diana Saverin



Category: American literature

Page: 32

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